Jaspreet Uppal told the BBC: "First I heard a gunshot, there was a dog on the floor.
"A few officers carried out a child from the back area of the flats."Blimey, Kent Police must be much better shots than the ones in Bolton!
Incidentally, the number of dogs the police claim to have shot dead at that scene has now risen to three, according to this report on this more recent event. Is anyone else puzzled?
An onlooker told The Sun: "The baby’s head was being shaken in the dog’s mouth and it was covered in blood.
"It was the other children in the playground that managed to prise it from the dog.
"It was absolutely horrific and there were children covered in blood who witnessed it all."Hmmm. Such a savage attack that other children intervened and stopped the attack? Where were any adults? Why did this mysterious 'onlooker' not help?
Anyone with footage of the incident have been asked to send it to police rather than upload it to social media.Modern life, eh?
According to an eyewitness, the child was being looked after by a teenage babysitter and the parents are believed to have been at work when the attack happened.Curiouser and curiouser...
Update: As noted in the comments, some reports now say two shots, and also that the dog was secured on a lead at the time (which no doubt helps!). If so, it seems this marks a new policy by police in these cases, of immediate destruction at the scene. I guess they too got fed up of wasting taxpayer money keeping the things alive in secure kennels for months until the owner goes on trial.